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Proof Coin - Farthing, George VI, Great Britain, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1642

Summary:
Bronze coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
George VI (1936-1952)

Struck to commemorate the coronation on 12 May 1937
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.775 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof
DateEra: 1937 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below neck in small letters, HP (T. Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse Description: Wren standing facing left; behind in field monogram HWP (H. Wilson Parker); below, FARTHING; above, 1939
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Mr Harold Parker - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 2457 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4116 Pages

Comments

Brenden Posted on 27 Feb 2012 2:40 PM
I have a farthing 1937 George VI, looks exactly like the one you have listed here: http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/52391/proof-coin-farthing-george-vi-great-britain-1937

except mine is a shiny silver? I looked all over the internet and they are all bronze. Why is mine silver? what is it?
thanks

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